Fleur de Caron II 58 x 58 inches
It’s no secret that I love Amish quilts. I have made several in my almost 40-year quilting career. I love the simplicity of the design, and the solid colors which were mostly used in true Amish quilts. I think what attracts me the most is that without the quilting design, the quilt doesn’t have zing. It is just solid colors sewn together in what is often a boring pattern. The hand quilting gives the quilt life. It is the hand quilting that I most enjoy as a quilter, thus an Amish-style quilt provides me a canvas for my stitches.
The quilt above is based on an Amish “Center Diamond” pattern. You can see more Center Diamond quilts here:
- Google Images
- Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown
- The Whole Story – Amish Center Diamond Quilts by the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus
- The Pieced Quilt: An American Design Tradition by Jonathan Holstein Plate 36
“Fleur de Caron II” features a traditional outer cable border, four yellow squares (hand dyed by the artist ) with spiral circles, four large dark grey triangles in a vine designed by the quilter accompanied by a circular design (Linda Macho, “Quilting Patterns”). The lime green center contains “Fleur de Caron,” designed by the artist. The lighter purple in the quilt has also been hand dyed by the artist. All fabrics are Kona cotton with the exception of the hand dyed fabrics mentioned above.
See additional posts featuring “Fleur de Caron II” here:
I thought I was finished January 14, 2014, Michigan Quilts!
Quilting From the Outside In January 4, 2014, Michigan Quilts!
Christmas is Coming! December 15, 2013, Michigan Quilts!
Out of Hibernation! November 24, 2013, Michigan Quilts!
Marking for Hand Quilting September 30, 2013, Celebrate Hand Quilting
Photos of “Fleur de Caron II” Under Construction:
“Fleur de Caron II” is FOR SALE. If you are interested, please see http://blog.caronmosey.com/p/for-sale.html
As always, this quilt has passed inspection.